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Review - March 2015

Business Update 1

Hans Mol and Joanne Collie, Garnet Education;

978-1-8596-4659-5

This business English coursebook is aimed at young adults. The fifteen units cover language points and business skills. The wide range of topics includes consumer power, branding, global reach, production and the e-world. A number of ‘information boxes’ provide handy advice on what to do in real business situations. The inclusion of authentic reading passages is motivating for low-level (A2–B1) learners. A useful ‘topic word list’ divides important vocabulary into concept groups. I particularly like the four pages of blank photocopiable vocabulary cards. Business Update prepares users for office life, and is therefore suitable for pre-experience students. Worth investigation.